Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
about it. >> your tweet certainly has provoked discussion, but again -- >> this election is too important for one member based on 60,000 phone calls and 100 million plus people to determine the outcome. >> but you say, these chicago guys will do anything -- >> that's what i tweeted. >> but you don't stand by it tonight? >> what do you mean i don't stand by it? i have a tweet out there that i stand by. i can't prove they did anything to anything. >> in your heart, you believe they somehow cooked the books? >> i don't really know. but i do know this, that these numbers are implausible. >> so many politicians these days, like michelle bachmann will say something and then say, i'm just asking the question. >> i should have put the question mark there like i did last night. a question mark would have been better at the back of that. >> so you're kind of backing away from the chicago guy part. >> what do you mean, i'm backing away? i'm not backing away from anything. i wish i had a question mark behind it, but the same im implication is there. >> i'm going to bring in ali vels velshi.
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
them honest tonight about allegations that president obama is cooking the economic books to get re-elected. fudging the facts on jobless numbers for political gain. we talk to jack welch, one of america's all-time great ceos. his tweet launched the controversy. the question tonight, does he stand by it? you'll hear from him in a moment. he was tweeting about september employment data which came out this morning showing the economy adding 114,000 jobs last month, and the jobless rate falling by .3 to 7.8%. that would be the lowest since president obama took office. now, before we get into what jack welch tweeted, here's how president obama reacted to the economic news. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> president obama on the campaign trail today. now here's what mitt romney said. >> the unemployment rate as you know this year has come down very, very slowly but it's come down nonethele
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
but again -- >> it's too important. this election is too important for one number based on 60,000 phone calls and 100 million plus people to determine the outcome. >> but again -- to say these chicago guys will do anything -- >> that's what i tweeted. >> right. you don't stand by that tonight? >> what do you mean, i don't stand by it? i've got a tweet out there. i stand by it. >> but you don't regret -- >> i can't prove that they did anything to anything. >> in your heart, you believe they somehow cooked the books? >> i don't really know. but i do know this. that these numbers are implausible. >> but you know, so many politicians these days are saying like, you know, michele bachmann will say something that's factually not correct, not provable and say i'm just asking the question. is it responsible to say i'm just asking the question, but to say these chicago guys will do anything, oh, i'm just asking the question. >> should have put the questio mark at the end like i did last night. >> okay. >> a question mark would have been better at the back of that. >> okay. so you are kind of bac
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and it's likely we will have a much closer election now. the president obviously is still favored, but we have got a horse race. >> that's what makes these races so interesting, gloria, is how the narrative changes. it used to be months, from one month to the next. it is' now overnight. last week was 47%, now it's this, who knows what it will be next week when the vice president debates. one thing of david axelrod's response is that the president was basically taking the high road last night which almost makes it sound like the president's performance was a conscious tactical decision. do you buy that? >> i don't think they consciously decided to lose this debate and i don't think david axelrod is going to come out and say you know what, the president really blew it last night, although as jessica pointed out privately, certainly, there are obama allies who are happy to say that. but i do think there was a conscious decision here to be risk-averse. you had a candidate in the president who is ahead, people like him more than they like mitt romney, they believe he's on their side by a three